Mack-Cali Agrees To Sell Suburban Philadelphia Commercial Real Estate Portfolio Through Joint Venture
07/18/2013 Category: Dispositions
Edison, New Jersey—July 18, 2013—Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) today announced that it entered into agreements to form various joint ventures with a fund sponsored by Keystone Property Group to facilitate the sale of Mack-Cali’s 15 commercial office properties and three land parcels located throughout Suburban Philadelphia. Pursuant to the agreements, the portfolio will be sold for approximately $233 million: $201 million in cash, a $10 million mortgage secured by One Plymouth Meeting, and subordinated interests in the portfolio with capital accounts aggregating $22 million. Mack-Cali shall participate in management fees and 50 percent of value creation above certain hurdle rates. Mack-Cali will also receive majority interest in a land parcel in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, for multi-family residential development. As part of the transaction, Mack-Cali retains the rights to subdivide and develop multi-family residential units at 150 Monument Road in Bala Cynwyd.
The portfolio of assets includes approximately 1.663 million square feet of existing office properties and land that can accommodate future development of approximately 162,000 square feet. The sale is subject to the purchaser’s completion of due diligence by August 19, which may be extended, and normal and customary closing conditions. The Company anticipates a late 2013 closing. Mack-Cali previously sold its Moorestown Corporate Center in Moorestown, New Jersey, and its 16 and 18 Sentry Park West in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, to Keystone.
The properties to be included in this transaction consist of:
The land parcels to be included in this transaction are located at:
Mitchell E. Hersh, president and chief executive officer of Mack-Cali, commented, “My relationship with Keystone has afforded us the opportunity to make this transaction happen. It offers our Roseland subsidiary an opportunity to develop additional luxury multi-family properties that are in line with our reputation for building best in class residential at the gateway to the Main Line in Philadelphia. In addition, Mack-Cali will have the opportunity to redeploy the proceeds from this sale into more strategic growth opportunities.”
Mack-Cali Realty Corporation is a fully integrated, self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) providing management, leasing, development, construction and other tenant-related services for its class A real estate portfolio. Mack-Cali owns or has interests in 272 properties, consisting of 263 office and office/flex properties totaling approximately 30.5 million square feet and nine multi-family rental properties containing over 3,300 residential units, all located in the Northeast. The properties enable the Company to provide a full complement of real estate opportunities to its diverse base of commercial and residential tenants.
Additional information on Mack-Cali Realty Corporation and the commercial real estate properties and multi-family residential communities available for lease can be found on the Company’s website at www.mack‑cali.com.
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